Sophie Rowley

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Material Illusions - Waste

 

The decline of nature's raw resources increasingly forces us to work with non-virgin materials as opposed to extracting even more of our planets finite goods. Seeing wastestreams as a future quarry, a starting point rather than an end point therefore became the mission of this study. 

Common waste materials, such as denim, paper, styrofoam and glass were found and collected from different waste sources thoughout London. These were treated with the same appreciation as raw materials. Through craftsmanship and experimentation these waste materials were developed to Material Illusion - A in a man-made and nature-simultating sample palette. 

The names of the materials are named by the illusion which they represent.

 Discarded CDs

Discarded CDs

 Reworked: Perna Viridian Disc

Reworked: Perna Viridian Disc

 Industrial blue foam Waste

Industrial blue foam Waste

 Reworked: Helipora Foam

Reworked: Helipora Foam

 Denim Offcuts

Denim Offcuts

 Reworked: Bahia Denim

Reworked: Bahia Denim

 Foam Waste

Foam Waste

 Reworked: Kaibab Foam

Reworked: Kaibab Foam

 Broken Glass

Broken Glass

 Reworked: Perito Moreno Glass

Reworked: Perito Moreno Glass

 Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

 Reworked: Silverwood Paper

Reworked: Silverwood Paper

 Styrofoam Waste

Styrofoam Waste

 Reworked: Citatah Foam

Reworked: Citatah Foam

 Silver wood paper & Helipora foam

Silver wood paper & Helipora foam

 Leather, Silver wood paper & Helipora foam

Leather, Silver wood paper & Helipora foam

 Perna Viridis Disc

Perna Viridis Disc

 Perna Viridis Disc

Perna Viridis Disc

 Perito Moreno Glass

Perito Moreno Glass

all, recycledSophie Rowley